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Mother Defends Son Who Killed Her Husband
Des Moines, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) - A Des Moines woman is defending her son for killing his father.
Last weekend, 18-year-old Gabriel Johnson got into a fight with his father Bert.
Gabriel's mother says Bert had been abusing her for years, but last week, he came home drunk and high on meth and pushed her against a wall.
That's when her son came in to defend her.
Police say he hit his father several times and those injuries ended up killing him two days later.
His mother says Gabriel was just trying to do the right thing.
Johnson was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter.
If convicted, he faces two years in jail.